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Engineered Carbohydrate-Based Materials for Biomedical Applications

Author : Ravin Narain

Published: April, 2011

Publisher: Wiley

Price: US $ 125

Write-up: This book addresses the need for a comprehensive book on the design, synthesis and characterisation of synthetic carbohydrate-based polymeric materials along with their biological applications. The first two chapters cover the synthesis and self-assembly of glycopolymers and different techniques for creating these synthetic polymers. Subsequent chapters account for the preparation of block copolymers, branched glycopolymers, glycosurfaces, glycodendrimers, cationic glycopolymers, bioconjugates, glyconanoparticles and hydrogels. While these chapters comprehensively review the synthetic and characterszation methods of those carbohydrate-based materials, their biological applications are discussed in detail.

Table of Content

• Synthesis of Glycopolymers
• Block Glycopolymers and their Self-Assembly Properties
• Cationic Glycopolymers
• Glycopolymer Bioconjugates
• Glycopolymer-Functionalised Carbon Nanotubes
• Glyconanoparticles: New Nanomaterials For Biological Applications
• Glycodendrimers and their Biological
• Glycosurfaces
• Carbohydrate-Derived Hydrogels and Microgels
• Modified Natural Polysaccharides as Nanoparticulate Drug Delivery Devices


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